After the catastrophe, the Liberation of Europe and the end of the Second World War raised feelings of tremendous joy, hope and relief. But returning to normal life hardly seemed possible for the European Jews who survived the Nazis’ attempt to totally destroy them, abetted by their local accomplices.
<p>In January 2005 the magazine Je lis des histoires vraies (Fleurus Presse), with the support of the Foundation for the Memorial of the Shoah, devoted a special edition to the liberation of the camps. Hundreds of letters were sent to Charles Palant, survivor of Auschwitz, who told his story in this issue. This exhibition presents the children's letters, with their moving messages of peace and fraternity.</p>